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Infographics to Help You Better Understand Environmental Issues in the World ...

By Neecey

Global warming, deforestation, marine degradation, species extinction, biodiversity, fossil fuel scarcity are all terms we hear and read in the media. But do we know what they mean? The opinions can be very biased so it’s difficult to know the truth. Here are some great infographics about the environment that will help you understand the issues more and maybe answer some questions.

1 How Climate Change is Destroying the Earth

How Climate Change is Destroying the EarthSource: LearnStuff's Infographic Explains How Climate

The major issues of climate change in one infographic.

2 Why Our Seas Are Collapsing

Why Our Seas Are CollapsingSource: Why our seas are collapsing

The state of the oceans is crucial to the world's health.

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3 The Importance of Our Forests

The Importance of Our ForestsSource: INFOGRAPHIC: Celebrate International Day of

Forests are essential to maintaining life on Earth.

4 Deforestation

DeforestationSource: You've Heard About This Problem

We should be celebrating trees and looking after our forests, instead we are abusing them.

5 Layers of the Earth's Atmosphere

Layers of the Earth's AtmosphereSource: Layers of Earth's Atmosphere
The Ozone Layer is in the stratosphere: Most ozone (about 90%) resides between 6 and 10 miles (10 and 17 kilometers) above the Earth's surface and extends up to about 30 miles (50 kilometers).

6 Loss of Biodiversity

Loss of BiodiversitySource: Loss of Biodiversity

Man is clearly the most selfish inhabitant of Planet Earth.

7 Wetlands

WetlandsSource: Environment Infographics Infographics Showcase

The wetlands are a vital ecosystem that is being damaged.

8 The Value of Soil

The Value of SoilSource: Where Food Begins

Without healthy soil, how can we grow healthy food? Healthy soils are critical for global food production, but we are not paying enough attention to this important ally.

9 Can We End Our Fossil Fuel Addiction by 2050?

Can We End Our Fossil Fuel Addiction by 2050?Source: Can We End Our Fossil

Various bodies set climate change targets including the Kyoto Protocol and the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.

10 Trash - How Long It Really Lasts

Trash - How Long It Really LastsSource: Before You Toss It “Away”……

Did you imagine how long some of these things last?

11 Ocean Pollution

Ocean PollutionSource: How Ocean Pollution Affects Humans

Climate change's effect on the oceans doesn't just affect marine life.

12 Urbanization

UrbanizationSource: How Urbanization Affects the Environment

The attraction of the bright lights of a city has an impact too.

13 How Much Impact Does One Person Have on the Environment?

How Much Impact Does One Person Have on the Environment?Source: My Environmental Footprint

Are you surprised by the resources we use during our lifetime.

14 How to Feed the World without Destroying It

How to Feed the World without Destroying ItSource: How to feed the world

This infographic provides a comparison of agroecology versus industrial agriculture

15 What is El Niño?

What is El Niño?Source: El Niño by Weather Underground

I always wondered what El Nino is? Have you?

16 Global Fisheries in Crisis

Global Fisheries in CrisisSource: Global Fisheries in Crisis #infographic

Many communities rely on fish rather than meat. Fishing fleets and villages all around the world are suffering the impact of climate change and overfishing on fish stocks.

17 How We're Endangering Animals

How We're Endangering AnimalsSource: How We’re Endangering Animals [Infographic]

Our actions have a direct effect on changes in the ecosystem


WHAT YOU DON'T KNOW about YOUR WATERSource: The Water Rich vs The

Many of us forget or do not realize water is a scarce resource.

19 The Global Water Crisis

The Global Water CrisisSource: Not a Drop to Drink

And this demonstrates the potential impact on the USA. Water is the New Oil. The global water crisis will be the central issue facing our world this century

20 The Truth about Plastic

The Truth about PlasticSource: Sorry, WHAT

Every piece of plastic ever made still exists today. Eek!

21 Food Waste

Food WasteSource: What Food Waste Is Costing

This is shocking. I know I can reduce food waste a home - I'm sure you can too?

22 Disappearing Wildlife

Disappearing WildlifeSource: This Infographic on How Much

This Infographic on how much wildlife we've lost in the past 40 years will shock you.

23 Hungry Planet

Hungry PlanetSource: Hungry Planet Infographic Shows How

A stark illustration of how poorly we are managing our eco budget.

24 What We Throw in the Ocean

What We Throw in the OceanSource: Forbes Welcome

For the last 25 years, the International Coastal Cleanup has recorded the debris collected by volunteers on the beach.

25 The Growth of Mankind and Its Impact on the Environment

The Growth of Mankind and Its Impact on the EnvironmentSource: Masters Of The Earth

Paints an interesting (and somewhat shocking) picture doesn't it?

26 Plastic Bag Bans

Plastic Bag BansSource: Plastic bag bans: Infographic shows

Do you avoid using plastic bags?

27 Biodiversity for Food Security and Nutrition

Biodiversity for Food Security and NutritionSource: Biodiversity for food security and

Although some issues have been covered by previous infographics, I like the way this summarizes biodiversity and food production in simple points.

28 Pollution

PollutionSource: CO2 Emissions & Pollution

The naming and shaming of contributors to the pollution issue.

29 The Dangers of Indoor Pollution

The Dangers of Indoor PollutionSource: INFOGRAPHIC: The dangers of indoor

I am conscious of needing clean air at home but I didn't realize there was so much to indoor pollution.

30 Air Quality

Air QualitySource: Air Quality - The 10

You may think you breathe decent air - time to think again?

31 The Countries Most Likely to Survive Climate Change

The Countries Most Likely to Survive Climate ChangeSource: The Countries Most Likely To

Just another reason for me to retire to Australia!

32 The Global Carbon Footprint

The Global Carbon FootprintSource: Visualizing the Global Carbon Footprint

This is such a brilliant way to represent the issue.

33 The Environmental Impact of Your Hamburger

The Environmental Impact of Your HamburgerSource: The Environmental Impact Of Your

The poor old hamburger - it is always picked on!

I hope these have helped you understand more. They won't answer every question and I also can't vouch for their accuracy as there is so much controversy and debate about around statistics presented for climate change and its impact.

Which issue bothers you most?

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